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CBS
Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
of compromise on the financial argument from republican senator lindsey graham. we'll get insight on the pretty thinking from his top strategist, david axelrod. then we'll go to our all-star panel of analysts. peggy noonan of the ""wall street journal"." david gergen of harvard university. dee dee myers of "vanity fair." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails fro
CW
Nov 14, 2012 10:00pm PST
and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: at his first news conference since his reelection, the president defended un ambassador susan rice. senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they will block her elevation to secretary of state because of comments she made days after the attack on the consulate in libya. >> for them to go after the un ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain took exception >> i doubt that the families of these brave americans who were murdered would believe that we are "picking on" anyone. >> reporter: the president also addressed the fiscal cliff. one way to avoid it is to extend tax -- not to extend tax cuts to the wealthiest americans. >> they'll still be wealthy. >> reporter: while john boehner agreed ballparks ises in, he said -- bipartisan cooperation is necessary, he said the president's plan is wrong >> we are not going to hurt our economy. >>> that cia sex scandal highlights the insecurities of e-mail. but there a
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 3:00am PST
-time benghazi flop. >> if senator graham and mccain and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> steve: that's fine with the senators. >> brian: the energy drink you are about to jug could kill you. why they give me this read. deadly pick me ups. i am on hour one. keep your fingers crossed. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: breaking news this morning, "fox and friends" alert overnight. israeli and drones hitting dozens of targets against the militants in the gaza trip this after a missile strike kill would a hamas chief . joining us on the out skirts of israel. >> israel hamas said opened the gates of hell. that's what they have experienced. hundred rockets here in southern israel including ashos. israel deployed iron dome missile defense and blows up the 25 missiles . we found out today it is far from perfect. we have more missiles coming in and you can see people running. this is the safest place come in under here. missiles are coming here. this is a building where three people died and you can hear the screaming and see the police
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 1:00am PST
graham who said, if mitt romney loses and republicans say it was because he wasn't conservative enough he'll, quote, go nults. senator, americans -- first of all, how are you doing today? have you gone nuts? i have heard a lot of republicans saying just that. >> well, i just think the honest truth is that we have a demographic problem. if we had had 40% of the hispanic vote mitt romney would be president. bush 43 got 41%, mccain got 31% and romney got 27%. we're going in the wrong direction. >> how do you change that? i mean, how do you change that? because you have extremes in your party who on the immigration issue don't want to see some sort of a compromise. >> well, yeah, here's what i want to see. i want to see a solution that will not lead to 12 million illegal immigrants 20 years from now. i'm willing to deal with the 12 million in a firm and fair way but i want a comprehensive solution that prevents the third wave of illegal immigration. that's all i ask, and i think that's all americans want. i think most hispanic voters didn't have a fondness for president obama. his job approva
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gave her the highest praise but came to her defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible for ben gazdy. i think you failed as the president before and after the attack. president obama responded to the petraeus scandal saying there's no evidence that national security was compromised. he stepped down after an affair with his bioography was exposed. he respects the fbi's protocol
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 2:35am EST
exemplarily work. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: for the first time, president obama weighed in on the scandal that cost david petraeus his job as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: tomorrow the president sits down with leaders from both parties at the white house. and their big topic, the fiscal cliff. rob, paula, back to you. >> a fly on that wall. the president takes a break today from the fiscal crisis ills to visit some storm damaged areas here in new york. the president will meet with residents and first responders during an afternoon visit. thousand of people on long island are still without power. now more than two weeks after sandy hit. new york's governor has asked for $30 billion in federal money to rebuild after the storm. >> they need it. former cia director, david petraeus, will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the septe
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
yards out, saints up 14-10 in the second. graham needs a second attempt to crossbar dunk. that's pitiful, we play basketball in college. falcons, they were impressive. matt ryan, 411 yards and 3 scores. two of his touchdownsent to his tight end tony gonzalez. he shows the youngster how it's really done. gonzalez's 101st touchdown catch from 7 yards out. it came down to the wire on a fourth and goal, one last chance for atlanta. they don't get it. and they lose their first game of the season. the saints go on to win this one over the atlanta falcons. >>> so a big week in the nfl. some huge games across the league. >> jason, thank you. >>> one last check of the weather for us. >> party is over. this was it. you had to get outside and enjoy today. 71 and sunny today. still going to be mild tomorrow. temperatures way up into the mid and upper 60s. some spots might even reach 70 tomorrow if we can get a little bonus sunshine. but the clouds are totally coming back our way and the cold rain that's in chicago now is coming here. it arrives around midnight monday night going into tuesday. the tu
Current
Nov 15, 2012 3:00am PST
. and the most unlikely love couple of all in d.c., john mccain and lindsey graham got together to -- well, to say a lot of ignorant stuff. let's begin with john mccain's clip if we can. dan, this is john mccain on -- john mccain by the way who voted to approve condoleezza rice as secretary of state. talking about susan rice. here's the clip. >> susan rice should have known better and if she didn't know better, she's not qualified. she should have known better. i would do everything in my power to block her from being the united states secretary of state. she has proven that she either doesn't understand or she is not willing to accept evidence on its face. >> john: that was the man who thought sarah palin was qualified to be president talking about someone who doesn't understand. now not to be outdone senator lindsey graham, the most interesting of all southern republicans i would say came out a few hours later and took a break from his momentarily bouts of sanity to say this. >> die trust her in two ways. if she didn't kn
CNN
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
government. >>> listen to this, democratic senator chuck schumer says he and republican lindsey graham will restart immigration reform talks that crumbled two years ago, and schumer believes they could get a deal done, and soon. >> graham and i are talking to our colleagues about this right now and i think we have a darn good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year. the republican party has learned that being anti-illegal -- anti-immigrant doesn't work for them politically and they know it. >> key provisions of the plan include a path to citizenship for those already in the u.s., and stronger border security. did you catch this video? some payback on the track led to an all-out drawl during sunday's nascar race in phoenix. jeff gordon he's number 24, he intentionally took out number 15, clint bowyer, in response to an earlier bumping incident. or so that's what they call it. when gordon got back to the garage area, bowyer's crew went back. bowyer then tried to confront gordon later. but crew members managed to keep the two drivers apart. that helped a little later o
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 1:40am PST
her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: and a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement to the president saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as commander-in-chief before, during, and after the attack. in other words, there is a major showdown on this still to come. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> three republican senators hoping to launch a congressional committee, kind of a watergate style to investigate exactly what happened. >>> former cia director david petraeus agreed to testify on capitol hill tomorrow. only about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. his testimony will be limited to those events only and will not d
CNBC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
about u.n. ambassador susan rice, who's been criticized by senators mccain and graham up on capitol hill. the president said if mccain and graham want to go after somebody, they ought to go after me. take a listen to that as well. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> the president also said that he's open to compromise here. he doesn't want to slam the door on republicans. he said he's going to be looking for ideas from everyone. >> all right, eamon. thanks for much. i want to show you what's going on with brian sullivan. he's walking with some of the ceos that have just come out of the white house. let's listen in. >> we employ a lot of the people in this country and around the world. there's nothing that i can say more importantly than a solution to this problem is paramount. that will require we give on all sides. >> do you believe we'll get a solution? >> absolutely. i'm done. we'll get a solution. excuse me. than
KICU
Nov 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
tomorrow in atlanta. drew breas threw six touchdown passes. graham puts them up for good. new orleans is 4-5. atl is 8-1. bronco's quarterback manning threw his 135th pass. that's holiday, it's the broncos running away with the west. and phillip rivers threw tree touchdowns and got intercepted twice. this is the big hurt. it's going to cost them six points. 83yards for the bucks. tampa bay scores 38 for the fifth straight game. they win 24-34. bucks 5-4. suddenly the defending champion super bowl giants are soul searching today in cincinnati they get lit up by andy dalton. dalton threw four touchdown passes that started with this 56-yarder for greene. the giants fall to 6-4. 10-1/2 months months ago peterson had knee surgery now he leads the league in yards. also to the eagles quarterback mike vick leaves with a concussion. dallas wins. sea hawks receiver catches a touchdown and throws a touchdown in seattle's win. titans beat miami and the chiefs have steelers on monday. >>> cal men's basketball season had to go outrun the road runner. the road rage in nascar spills Ñ wow. want to start
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
graham said the gop would be open to other means of increasing revenue. >> we don't need to raise taxes, we need to limit loop shoels and deductions for the wealthy. >> while members are not supportive of the tax plan, john boehner are urging them to make compromise, something president obama senior adviser david axelrod called encouraging. >> there's money tbe gained by closing some of these loopholes and applying them to deficit reductions. >> one half of those automatic spending cuts would affect the defense department's budget. david martin shows us what that means for the military. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of s
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 12:00am PST
john mccain and lindsey graham want to work on reform. john boehner wants to find common ground. and even sean hannity is trying to shift to the middle. >> we have to get rid of the immigration issue all together. it's simple. you control the border first. you create a pathway for those that are here. you don't say you have to go home. and that's a position i have evolved on. because you know what, it's got to be resolved. the majority of people here, some have criminal records, you can send them home. but if they are law-abiding, kids are born here, first secure the border, pathway to citizenship, done. whatever little penalties you want to put in there. then it's done. >> pathway to citizenship, done. where was all this talk before the election? you see this is all about getting votes. it's not coming from the heart. reforming immigration policy is a huge risk for the republicans. they could alienate their base. there's no guarantee they will win the latino vote in the long run. let's turn to ruy teixeira. great to have you with us. >> delighted to be here. >> you predicted th
Current
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
section. >> two plus two equals seven. everybody knows that. >> stephanie: okay. >> i'm sure tim graham will enjoy that at myth busters. >> stephanie: love you tim. kids we keep this ramshackle operation running by going to pc dot? for many of us our jobs are demanding. most of my day consists of cocktail hours so i need to package my work into a neat little bow. that's why i rely on my pc. it's the powerfully simple tool that keeps you connected to your business wherever you are. it turns any pc, tablet or smart phone into your office computer. you remember save, edit and send files? the olden days, may friend. now your work computer will be everywhere you are whether you're working from home, traveling, you will never have to carry a flash drive again. >> do you remember when i left all of the audio files at home and i had to race home and get them. >> stephanie: i remember that. >> that was before go it my pc. i didn't like that. >> stephanie: do you remember when i had to go back home to get my show prep, and then the arm came down on my car and i yelled the f-word right on the air.
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the nor'easter pounding the east coast at this hour. and former penn state president graham spanier was arrested on charges of trying to hush up sex abuse allegations against jerry sandusky. he has been released on bail. now we're going to take you back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." maybe the only people more depressed than republicans today are comedians nail miss out on the comedic potential of a romney administration and also lost old friends last night, todd akin last night, joe walsh, allen west. bill maher warned us about the risk last week. let's take a look. >> that's it. that's the election. it is your choice, america, because for me it's a win-win. if it's obama, america wins. if it's romney, comedy wins. >> well, last night america won, comedy lost, you might say. bill maher the host of "real time" an amazing television show. with bill maher on hbo. bill, karl rove has offered some material. is he the baghdad bob of the 2012 election, the last guy to admit something's new and something bad is happening? >> it was a little hitler's bunker, wasn't it? i wan
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm PST
care plan and the push for cap-and- trade. >> you're a traitor, lindsey graham. you've betrayed this nation and you betrayed the state. >> the people of this country were really not concerned one way or the other on this issue until the economy started going south in 2008. >> hockenberry: was that an opportunity to push back on climate change, the recessio >> it sure was. >> i'm tim phillips, president of americans for prosperity. we're here in billings, montana. >> hockenberry: what part did you play? >> we certainly did tv ads, radio ads, social media. we did rallies, events, we launched something we called hot air. and we're sending a message to senator baucus and senator tester to vote no on this job-killing, tax-increasing cap-and-trade. we got a hot-air balloon, put a banner on the side of it that said, "cap-and-trade means higher taxes, lost jobs, less freedom." and we went all over the country doing events and stirring up grassroots anger and frustration, concern. >> cap-and-trade will slow the economy and cost american jobs. >> hockenberry: americans for osperity's wl-f
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 2:00am PST
graham from south carolina has been talking a lot about the shape of the republican party going forward. particularly after this election. i'll just throw up some numbers here while i'm on this subject. among latino voters, president obama won 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney, just 27%. with african-americans, it was more of a blowout, 93% for the president, 6% for mitt romney. last night with anderson, lindsey graham, the senator from north carolina, was sort of talking about this situation pp. let's listen. >> i think most hispanic voters, they didn't have a real fondness for president obama. i think they saw him a lesser of two evils between obama and us, because he didn't really lift a finger to do comprehensive immigration reform, like he promised. so we'll be back in the game. immigration is a national issue, it's just not an hispanic issue, it's an american issue, and there's a solution to be found out there if people want to find it. >> is it as simple as he says, lenny? will you get back in the game that easily? >> i think when it comes to our principles, when it comes to th
Current
Nov 13, 2012 3:00am PST
a consensus. it sounds like schumer and graham will be working on some kind of plan. >> bill: our numbers are so short. one of the first things george w. bush did was put in an immigration reform package in front of the republicans and congress killed it because the talk show hosts went crazy with amnesty. remember that. >> oh, yes. >> bill: big protests. and trent lott and others just -- had just dropped it. >> i think they feel now they have no choice. they either do it or they're done. >> bill: so think progress is going through the other things on your site. has your name on it. texas megachurch pastor. >> oh, boy. you know you're in trouble. robert jeffers what's his latest? >> this is a guy you'll remember, at the voter summit back in 2011 was a big rick perry supporter. we saw rick perry romney fight in the primary. introduced him. and said after to reporters including think progress that mormonism was a cult. that real christians have a real choice in this election. between rick perry presumably
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> republican senator lindsay graham on "face the nation" this morning, molly ball, take a listen and see what he said on the other side. >> we have a national security failure in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi, before, during and after the attack, if general petraeus doesn't testify. from my point of view, it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress. >> molly, how is this benghazi back and forth likely to work out in light of these petraeus developments? >> well, i think we have to remember how much we still don't know. we still, i mean the petraeus story just breaking on friday, and details still coming out about what was discovered and how. i mean we originally thought that this was more about classified information and now it seems like it's more about harassment. i think we have to be sort of humble in the face of all the facts that we still don't have. i think a.b. is right that at this point, they look like two separate stories. it doesn't look like they're entangled, except to the extent that petraeus is a pl
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
thursday about benghazi. now acting cia director will fill that role. but republican senator lindsey graham told "face the nation" that petraeus is still the cia man who knows the most about benghazi. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: dianne feinstein, the democrat who leads the senate intelligence committee, sees petraeus's resignation the friday before his scheduled appearance as coincidenccidenta doesn't rule out a future appearance. >> do you think you need to hear from petraeus. >> we may well. we may well ask. i think that's up to the committee. >> reporter: cbs news learned general petraeus visited libya at the end of october and called several members of congress the week before he resigned saying that surveillance video of the benghazi attack supports an element of spontaneity as the administration first claimed. at least one republican reportedly expressed strong disapproval to petraeus over standing by that analysis. meanwhile, speaking at the university
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
cain and lindsey graham say they will try to keep her out of office. the white house says she was relying on the cia's best information at the time. a former rhodes scholar and high school basketball star, rice met president obama in 2005 when he was the senator. she's eager to return to washington where her two children and husband still live. she became known as a passionate crusader, sometimes with direct language not often heard in diplomacy. >> this is more than disappointing. it's pathetic. it's short sighted. >> let us see it for what it is, it's redundant, and it's obstund. >> she has delivered. wrangled security council support for financial sanctions against iran. while recent attacks in libya are rice's greatest hurdle, she did lead the charge at the united nations to protect libya's rebels. she has not been able to produce similar results for syria. >> i can tell you that the president believes ambassador rice has done an excellent job and is grateful for her service. >> the president's choice of susan rice contrasts with his thinking four years ago when the president built a
FOX
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
they are going to do. >> peter king who is the chairman of the homeland security committee and lindsay graham have both been among those to say he need to have him be there to answer questions about things under his tenure. >> i'm sure i'm asking too much for you to speculate but the timing on this seems very curious and even the fact that election day started to come out a little bit. anything to that? >> those are questions we're going to keep asking until we know more of the answers. possible it was purely a coincidence of when he was supposed to testify. this was an investigation that was going on over weeks and months and we'll know more as more of the story begins to come out. >> originally we asked you to talk about other things. moving forward after the election, what does happen now moving forward? are we likely to see a more aggressive president on foreign affairs? what are you hearing? >> for second terms president, foreign policy is an opportunity. leaders in the world stage. not just deal with congress. they can deal with foreign leaders and there are a number of big issues that
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
will fill that role. lindsey graham told "face the nation" that petraeus is still the cia's man who knows the most about benghazi. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: diane feinstein the democrat who leads the nuclear weapons kmaept sees petraeus resignation the friday before his scheduled testimony suspicious. >> do you need to hear from petraeus >> we need to ask. >> cbs news learned general petraeus visited libya at the end of october and called several members of congress the week before he resigned saying surveillance video of the benghazi attack shows a certain level of spontaneous. paula broadwell revealed information about the attack which some say indicate she was privy to information. >> i don't know if you heard this the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoners and they think the effort to get these prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> petraeus isn't the only high ranking official leaving his post. between r general carter
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
director mike forlmorrell. >> others including senator lindsey graham it's likely petraeus will be called on at some point. >> i hate what happened to general petraeus for his family and the families involved, but we have four americans dead in benghazi, a failure in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. so from my point of view, it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> nbc news has reached out to general petraeus and paula broadwell, and so far there's been no response. jill kelley and her husband, scott, released a statement to "the new york times" yesterday, asking for privacy for their family. >> andrea mitchell, what happened here? the fbi's investigating this. a woman sends some -- first of all, tell us the nature of these e-mails that would prompt an fbi investigation. >> well, here's the situation. the woman, whom we have confirmed was jill kelley who was a married woman in tampa who did some social and
CNBC
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
big stake in the company and mark andree son and donald graham said they're only selling as much as they need to to cover their taxes. that's been so much attention on these lock-up periods. employees could sell so now there seems to be kind of a big sigh of relief. back to you. >> with yelp not too long ago, additional proof this can be done. a lot of shares coming to market and yet the price rises. thanks, julia. >>> gary komco kaminski has tho. >> i was just standing in central park now i'm on top of a building. magic of tv. julia talked about facebook. i've been working on putting some data together. i hope to bring it to you maybe next week but i want to sort of let people know, i think this is what is happening right now with facebook. it's very simple. we talk about the closet indexes all the time. we talk about the benchmark huggers. in fact, the fact that facebook is not owned by closet indexers has put a lot of people in the mind set of wanting to own this stock into the end of the year for the simple reason it is not overowned. it not owned by these people. not accumul
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
to national security, like senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham. however, will not necessarily heard about point the president say -- no way is this going to happen. was for indication that it is one area where, although there's a lot of gridlock here, both parties to agree on this one point, that this should not happen. host: next caller, bob on our line for republicans, new jersey. caller: i have two comments. one is, in this a good idea to go over the fiscal cliff. and i am wondering if the tax cuts expire, does that mean that the 47% better not paying taxes will start paying taxes? if that is the case, let us go for it. it is time people get into the game, even if it is $5 a year. something. i will take your comments off air. host: my question was going to become a what does it mean for him? that goes to the question of how much could this mean not just for everyone, but how much it means on a personal level. we will ask other callers there. what to do think about his proposal that we drive off the cliff? caller: i think for a while it seems like that now have been more of a poss
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
hosts cbs's "face the nation," with david axelrod, south carolina republican senator lindsay graham. at noon starting on 90.1 in the d.c. area, sirius xm 119. you can also hear us on our free app for your iphone, android, and blackberry. brought to you as a public service by the networks and by c-span radio. >> i need some help over here. >> he just rolled himself out. >> he was issued this today. he has taken 10. "that's ridiculous. >> at some point, he could stop breathing from too much of narcotics and we will be doing cpr. >> where is sergeant robert yates today? >> we ended up following him after the plane ride for many months. he ended up entering himself into an innovative program at walter reed where they ended up using acupuncture, meditation, other techniques to wean him off all the drugs he had been on. through this program, he was able to walk out of walter reed on his own two feet. i really commend the military for two things. one in, allowing us to tell this story, both the good and bad, and for recognizing this problem. by recognizing that there is this problem of ove
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 10:00am EST
anathema to senators mccain, graham, and others. that is a sideshow, a three- ring circus, and have a couple of side rings that remain as well. one thing i would say about the fiscal cliff, at one level you could say there's no great sense of urgency. as many people have said, it is more a fiscal slump than cliff. it is not like we're going to plunge into the hole if we don't fix this immediately. there are many things that an administration can do to ameliorate the impact of many of the tax cuts and of the budget cuts. there are some significant amounts of discussion about how you deal with budgets. you can move accounts that aren't among the things related to public safety. it is not quite the same as it was when we had the shutdown of the government in 1995, but there is a lot of discretion there, and among other things, you can have an administration that decides to not to effectively change withholding rates to keep the immediate impact of the tax cuts from taking hold. you can do that for only certain time. that is true. on the other hand, things like the doc fix, also as they
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the proposal that senator graham and i laid out in broad structure -- >> 2007 bill. >> yeah. last time. and what happened was, obviously, the other side of the aisle said we're not doing immigration reform. i think they're going to want to do it now. but that's at the top of the list, because the nation demands it, needs it and, again, i think in the exit polls two-thirds of americans basically agreed with the concept of real immigration reform along those lines, you know, wasn't in any detail in an exit poll, but the basic thrust of the question would lead you to belief that they would agree with -- believe that they would owe with that proposal. second thing we have to do both candidates, president obama, governor romney, talked about making us more energy independent. there are a lot of things we can do that might lead to compromise. first, two things have been done by the administration that people forget about, the cafe standards when fully implemented will reduce the need of importing oil for gasoline. isn't that incredible? and the greenhouse gas standards have really changed th
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